Service Suspended After Amtrak Accident in Bucks County

One person on the tracks was killed; rail service between Philly and Trenton is halted.

A New York-bound Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian on the tracks Monday afternoon in Bucks County’s Bristol Township, temporarily halting train service in the region.

The Bucks County Courier-Times reports: 

The accident involving a Metroliner reportedly occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Monday on the Amtrak line between Franklin Avenue and Route 413, according to acting Bristol Township police Chief Lt. John Godzieba. 

He added that the train operator knew he hit something just north of the Croydon station, and that the train traveled about a mile before it could come to a stop.

Amtrak told Philly Mag that there were 85 people on the train from Harrisburg, none of whom suffered injuries. Service between Philadelphia and Trenton — including SEPTA service — was suspended while the accident investigation was underway.